Tularemia Cases in San Diego County

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Tularemia is a rare but very infectious disease. People can contract tularemia through the bite of an infected tick, handling infected animals, drinking water contaminated with the bacteria, or inhaling dust contaminated with the bacteria. Tularemia is not spread from person to person. In California, the American Dog Tick and the Pacific Coast Tick can transmit tularemia. 

 

Tularemia has been reported in many areas of the country. In California, it is most frequently seen in the northern areas of the state. For any questions regarding tularemia, please contact the Vector Control Program at (858) 694-2888 or vector@sdcounty.ca.gov.  

 

 

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2014 Tularemia Positive Cases
Number of Positive Cases to Date Date Found Community Area Species
1 03/21/14 Lopez Canyon Pacific Coast Tick
2013 Tularemia Positive Cases
Number of Positive Cases to Date Date Found Community Area Species
2 03/29/13 Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Pacific Coast Tick
1 03/29/13 Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Pacific Coast Tick

2012 Tularemia Positive Cases = 0

2011 Tularemia Positive Cases
 Number of Positive Cases to Date Date Found Community Area Species
9 10/21/11 Lopez Canyon Pacific Coast Tick 
8 03/15/11 Lopez Canyon Pacific Coast Tick
7  03/15/11    Lopez Canyon     Pacific Coast Tick  
 6 02/10/11  Peñasquitos Canyon   Pacific Coast Tick  
 5 02/10/11  Peñasquitos Canyon  Pacific Coast Tick 
 4 02/10/11  Peñasquitos Canyon  Pacific Coast Tick 
3 02/10/11  Peñasquitos Canyon  Pacific Coast Tick 
2  02/04/11   Lopez Canyon   Pacific Coast Tick 
1  02/01/11   Lopez Canyon   Pacific Coast Tick 
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For More Information On Tularemia
Or Other Vector-Borne Diseases Contact:
(858) 694-2888  
vector@sdcounty.ca.gov  

 

 

 

Last Updated:  May 29, 2014

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